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Dhruv Shah, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
The odds were stacked against Mark Dharmai owing to being a dwarf and a tough background he hailed from. But more often it is the people who overcome the odds who etch their name as one of the great ones and Mark Dharmai is one of them. Mark is a badminton player who has represented India in various international tournaments and has won many laurels for the country.
SOME FACTS ABOUT MARK DHARMAI:
1.) Mark has represented India four times at the World para-badminton championship and bagged the bronze medal twice.
2.) He has won two gold medals in shot put and javelin throw at the Para Athletic State Games held in Gondia.
3.) With absolutely no professional training or coach, Mark had won a bronze medal at the World Championship in Germany, in which he partnered a Russian in doubles.
Its time that we all start appreciating the unsung heroes of India.